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$25m Royalties for Rejuvenation will assist Hunter coal communities during clean energy transition | Newcastle Herald



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The Hunter Jobs Alliance has called for the creation of a Hunter-based statutory authority to ensure funds from the newly created Royalties for Rejuvenation fund are used effectively and benefit coal mining communities. The $25million fund will drive job creation and provide community support in coal mining communities as they make the transition to a clean energy economy over coming decades. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the fund would help communities develop other viable industries. “Coal is here for decades but if we aren’t planning for the future we get left behind,” he said. READ MORE: Hunter Jobs Alliance Coordinator Warrick Jordan said a clear plan, with input from local communities, was…

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